Duque “strongly endorses” recommendation to put Bacolod under MECQ

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said they are strongly endorsing the recommendations of InterAgency Task Force Deputy Implementer Gen. Melquiades Feliciano and Environment Secreatary Roy Cimatu to escalate the General Community Quarantine in Bacolod to Enhanced Community Quarantine.

High positivity rate “worrisome”, reg’l authorities say

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Regional authorities consider the high positivity rate in the turnout of the mass testing "alarming" and "worrisome" during...

Negros Occidental guv, Capitol spox, staff isolate as office closes

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and at least 16 other staff of his office are now under self-isolation after...

Bacolod outlines use of HQPs, including exemptions

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia has signed E.O. 58 s. 2020 also known as An Order to establish the Bacolod City Home Quarantine Pass system and check up points.

In NegOcc: Mass testing on but lockdowns only on targeted areas

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines -- The mass testing will be a go, but not the province-wide lockdown according to Executive Order of Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Lacson.

Distrito “slightly improving”; village chief still under sedated intubation

Singcang-Airport village chief Rosinie Distrito's condition has slightly improved, lawyer and former Councilor Caesar Distrito told DNX. The village chief has been placed under sedated...

TEST-TRACE-TREAT: Bacolod on two day “complete lockdown” for targeted mass testing 28 to 29 Aug

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Bacolod City will be on a two-day complete lockdown on 28 to 29 August 2020 for targeted mass testing, while Home Quarantine Passes will be issued to residents.

Study shows CoViD cases to reach 2,500 by end of August

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Confirmed CoViD cases in the city and province are projected to reach the 2,500 mark by the end of August, a study by statisticians of a government-run hospital here shows.

Bacolod told to beef up info campaign as active local cases climb to 287

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines -- Bacolod City currently has 422 active cases, 287 of which are local transmissions, data from the Department of Health Western Visayas show.

DepEd moves opening of classes to 5 October

Department of Education Secretary Leonor Briones confirmed that the opening of classes will be moved to 5 October, 2020.

Capitol identifies offices with COVID-positive staff

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines - Three doctors and a administrative staff in a government-run hospital, one each from the provincial health and veterinary offices and several others in various departments are among the 11 COVID-positive employees in nine offices of Capitol.

Embassy to continue flights out of Lebanon; 31 Filipinos injured, four dead

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – The Philippine Embassy in Lebanon assured that it will continue to schedule future repatriation flights to the Philippines from the country.
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Bing asks IATF again: downgrade Q status to MGCQ

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